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Public Art In Transit

Words on a Line

Public Art in Transit and 826 MSP are teaming up to bring poetry to a bus stop near you. Beginning in August 2019, poetry by Twin Cities youth can be found on route cards at bus stops in Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis and St. Paul. Twenty-three poems by 23 youth poets in 23 locations. Poems about home, family, nature, ice cream and more.

Call for Audio and Video Art

The public art piece Small Kindnesses, Weather Permitting by Janet Zweig, an interactive display with audio and video, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. In honor of this anniversary, Metro Transit is requesting new audio and video clips to be added to the playlist. Clips can be up to two minutes long and chosen artists will receive an honorarium. Visit Call for artwork – public art in transit for more info.

The Permanent Collection

The Public Art in Transit program expresses Metro Transit's commitment to excellence. Metro Transit encourages creativity and innovation in all things, including art in its public places. The integrated public art program supports function with forms that may inspire discovery in otherwise predictable spaces.

Metro Transit is home to one of the largest collections of public art in the Upper Midwest. To learn about Metro Transit's Public Art Collection (the artwork, the artists and their history), click on the following links:

Public Art Interactive Map

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Temporary Public Art/Placemaking Opportunities

Are you a community group wanting to spruce up your local transit stop? You can submit a proposal for a temporary art installation by submitting a Property Usage Request form. Not sure what’s possible? Check out the Bus Stop Placemaking and Community Identification Catalog of Possibilities.

Public Art Survey

In 2017, Metro Transit conducted a survey on the impact of its public art collection. The survey was filled out by just under 1,500 people. Respondents were our Go-To Card holders and followers of our Facebook page. The survey contained ten questions with yes/no or multiple-choice answers. View the survey results.


Do you want to know the history of Metro Transit's Public Art in Transit program? Please contact Mark Granlund, Public Art Administrator, at 612-349-7499 or

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